The proposed methodology for the design, prototyping and manufacturing of the infrastructure for the
Floating Fab Lab Amazon project is based on the efforts from various international collaborative
members working within the field of technology, education, design, and community engagement.
Working within Fab Lab and private practice, each member of the teach shares the common goal of
working as a network to collectively design and build an environmentally friendly as well as culturally
adaptive system that showcases the use of collaborative tools and digital tools for design and
fabrication. Focusing on the methodologies of open and participatory practices, this paper aims to
briefly summarize the first three years (2014-2016) of the FFLA project to outline future
implementation stages as well as the benefits of using peer-based design strategies within the Fab Lab
network. The project ultimately serve to develop new fabrication and educational infrastructures for
these new global and local contexts by taking advantage of the interchange of knowledge and technical
expertise around the world.
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